Baynesfield Estate and Joseph Baynes


Joseph Baynes came out to South Africa as a Byrne Settler and eventually settled at Nel’s Rust in 1856. As well as building up a large farming operation, he built a magnificent home on the farm. As Baynes left no heirs, the farm was left in trust for the benefit of South Africans (see Trust Objectives here). He is buried in a Mausoleum on the farm. More images can be seen under GALLERY – NATAL FARMS – BAYNESFIELD

Baynes Home on Baynesfield Estate

Baynesfield Estate – Nel’s Rust Dairy – now museum

Interior corridor of Joseph Baynes home

Lounge in Joseph Baynes Home

Portrait of Joseph Baynes

Front door at top of sweeping steps

Elegant side door onto the wrap veranda’s

Objectives of Joseph Baynes Trust

The Mausoleum on the estate

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